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. >>> this morning, my question, are you ready for some football? plus, i've got more to say about education and a reminder about the long, ugly history of voter suppression. first, how far will republicans really go to block the ballot box? >>> good morning. i'm melissa harris-perry. we have spent the last few weeks telling you about the suppress sieve voter laws hastily passed by republican-led state legislatures claiming to be defending democracy against the threat of voter fraud. we have also told you that the laws themselves are the real threat to our democracy, because they would by design disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters. well, on thursday, republicans finally found evidence that the myth of voter fraud is very real and they found it right in their own party. investigators in six florida counties have opened a criminal inquiry into hundreds of cases of suspected voter fraud committed by a gop consulting firm. the republican national committee hired to register republican voters for the november 6th election. the fraud accusations against the firm strategic allied consult
at the time so close to an election. we are hoping for a favorable ruling. we are also on the ground educating people on how to get their ideas as best as they can. the lines at the penndot are two, three, four hours long. disabled people are unable to get the new form of i.d. we hope that judge simpson rules favorably and strikes down this law. >> brenton, you have been all over this from the beginning. i have been following your stories, today in voter suppression. when i hear that the penndot offices are giving out all of this bad information, i'm assuming they are not part of some grand conspiracy. they are just front line workers that can't keep up with the rules. is that right? what are the real challenges to making this at all fair? >> well, consider when the common wealth court hearing started on tuesday. the latest iteration of rules had come down to the penndot workers literally that morning. there was testimony in court that at 7:45, that morning, that a memo went out to the penndot workers telling them, oh, so here are these new rules and policy changes. so there has been plenty of
girls getting educated. we provide freeducation to over 350 girls. i think it's like a fire that will grow. every year, my hope becomes more. i think i can see the future. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "early start weekend." >> i believe she should resign, yes. >>> a top lawmaker calling for a u.s. ambassador to resign. we have reaction to the new intelligence report that the benghazi attack that killed four americans was an act of terror. >>> abortion, gun policy, the war on drugs. some of these social issues shaping the presidential race. all morning, we put them in focus. >> i can see in his face that there was a lot more to her story than even what she was willing to let on. >>> women hold up half the sky. the message of a new documentary from "new york times" columnist. in an interview exclusive with cnn he sits down with celebrities. >>> saturday, september 29th, i'm deb feyerick. >> good to have you with us this morning. we are starting with the new revelations on the deadly attack in libya. >> the attack that killed chris stevens and three other
, i don't know why the men would want to hurt them. that's because he had been educated by women and encouraged, from the first moment and nurtured by a women who was empowered and he was able to see the world through a completely different lens. that's why it's about empowering the women to impact the men. it's not that the men are inherently the problem. unfortunately, they've been raised in a culture that hasn't encouraged them to see the world. >> what a remarkable spirit changing the world and changing men one at a time. >>> next hour, actress gabrielle union tells us about meeting a 15-year-old girl in vietnam who stunned her with extraordinary courage. turning oppression into opportunity for women worldwide is going to air on pbs on monday and tuesday. >>> there is more positive news on the home front, if you're in the market to sell. home prices on the rise for the third straight month. we'll tell you where. like myself... ing i had pain in my pelvic area... and bleeding that wasn't normal for me. she said i had to go to the doctor. turned out i had uterine cancer, a type
regulations, we'll be better off. i have a different view. i think we have to invest in education and training. i think it's important for us to develop new sources of energy here in america. that we change our tax code to make sure that we're helping small businesses and companies that are investing here in the united states. that we take some of the money that we're saving as we wind down two wars, to rebuild america. and that we reduce our deficit in a balanced way that allows us to make critical investments. now, it ultimately is going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top down economic policies that helped get us into this mess? or do we embrace a new economic patriotism, that says america does best when the middle class does best? i'm looking forward to having that debate. >> governor romney, two minutes. >> thank you, jim. an honor to be with you and pleased to be with the president. i'm pleased to be at the university of denver, i appreciate the welcome and the presidential commission on these debates. and congratulations to y
care is to do what we did in my state. >> he is saying he would not cut education. >> he says we need more firemen and more policemen. >> did he not get the message or wisconsin? >> who is the real mitt romney? >> every day he is in a different position. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy for pbs. >> he is going to crack down on seseme street. >> i love big bird. >> elmo has to watch out. >> i think i get the last word. >> with 33 days until the presidential election moments ago on fox news mitt romney said he was completely wrong when he said that 47% of americans are hopele lless losers. he was asked what he should have said. >> what would you have said if he did bring it up? >> well, clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions now and again you are going to say something that does not come out right. i said something that is completely wrong. i believe that my life has shown that i care about 100%. and that has been demonstrated throughout my life. this campaign is about the 100%. when i'm president it will be about helping 100% >
train ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >>> i don't want to cut our commitment to education. i want to make it more effective and efficient and by the way, i've had that experience. i don't just talk about it. i've been there. massachusetts schools are ranked number one in the nation. this is not because i didn't have commitment to education. it's because i care about education for all of our kids. >> mitt romney last night's debate talking about education as governor of massachusetts. duval patrick followed romney as governor. he's co-chairman of the obama campaign and one of the president's staunchest defenders. what d he make of president obama's debate performance? he joins me ow. governor, the general consensus seems to be your man took one hell of a shellacking. >> i think the president had a good debate but i think romney had a better one, to tell you the truth, especially on style points. we know governor romney from our time here in massachusetts, his time here in massachusetts. we know him to be a very effective salesman and he was selling. the problem is what he was
they provided through their children's programming for almost 50 years some of the finest educational content worldwide for our nation's children? absolutely. does it deserve to be on the chopping block? >> that's the word i was looking for. chopping block. thank you for helping me out. >> chopping block. here is -- here's something i would like to point out, soledad. i know in this current economic climate we have to make different choices. however, i was raised by a woman whose philosophy it was to give her children the best education she could not afford. do you understand what i'm saying? >> value in the free. >> we have to make the investment in our children if we expect for them to pay off on that investment through their realizing their most full potential. so there are places where you can cut. there are places where you need to cut. there are places that you just don't cut because it is not right. >> for you that would be pbs. lavar burton, of course, was host andive and producer -- xifr producer of "reading rainbow." you heard mitt romney backtracking on the 47% remark. he says now
of the challenges i see is just a lack of education with the teams that are managing the social media efforts, especially mitt romney's. >> are you nervous about this? >> yes. >> i actually see -- >> let me take a step back. not even voting, hopefully one day that will come. but registering to vote, we have this ram shackle, rick et i system of voting. about a dozen states have automated registration. i can go online and register to vote. new york is one of the last states to do that. most states don't and they can. it's the state legislatures, it's the governors, it's the secretary of states who are saying we don't want to go there. well, why? we can all -- >> we can't all understand it. >> because of the en franchisement of people that would bring about. >> one of the challenges with incumbent changing voting rules, any incumbent always got elected under whatever the current voting rules are. >> you want to keep the system you got elected under. we know from states that have done that, it costs less to register people automatedly. you get more people to register and hence more people to vot
economy. every answer to every question by barack obama was more government. whether it was education, taxes, healthcare, green energy, more government, more government, more government. bill: the mayor says he praises governor romney for his performance. martha: they are paying attention in the key battleground state of ohio. this has been a tough territory ohio for the past couple weeks for mitt romney in the polls. some voters hit the local bars. their we action a bit split. watch. >> you have got four more years of obama or 8 years of romney. you can do four years fast. eight years is a long time. >> this is the first time they have seen them side by side and they are learning a lot here. i think romney exposed a lot of obama's weaknesses. and deficiencies. so i would give the slight edge to romney. martha: wisdom come be from those gentlemen. some in the crowd did not care what either candidate had to say. one man said he already made up his mind and he voted early. that changes the die ma'am nick a lot of these cases as well. coming up, is it a new day for mitt romney? that is t
to do as well is educate people making a difference. we now have data on that specifically saying just how much of an impact does it make? take a look at this. spend a minute looking at the full screen. if people are provided exercise advice, look how the numbers change among the african-american. 54.7. lower than the white population. 57.8%. simply by getting some of the education on exercise, nutrition. you've asked about that in the past. we've talked about it. again, the number is lower. we know as well that that education makes a huge difference. >> i want to bring in as well a group of amazing women that i met. >> we're going to talk about this. >> this is my favorite segment. i met a group of enthusiastic women, and they are tackling the obesity problem. they are basically putting on their running shoes. they are putting it on the pavement. this is an organization that's called black girls run. we ran with them. >> reporter: whether you lead the pack or come in dead last, everyone is celebrated. >> it really is about friendship, sisterhood. we're not going to leave any woman beh
of every dollar spent on education in the state of illinois is spent for retirement and health care for teachers. 71 cents. megyn: that's incredible. >> this is a state that is corrupt, it is a state with officialdom that is utterly dysfunctional and incompetent, and you just saw one of the greatest nonsense acts, pure political theater in chicago, mayor rahm emanuel and the teachers' union coming to a deal which resulted in a 16.5% pay raise while only 15% of their students are proficient if reading, more than half are not even capable of basic reading skills. meg "the wall street journal" wrote sooner or later we knew it would come to this since the democrats can't bring themselves to oppose union demands. they give and they gave give and they give to the unions, and eventually the bill comes due. but the question is whether any federal politician would have the gall to put the taxpayers of the nation, the federal taxpayers on the hook for those deals struck in those rooms in chicago. >> well, obviously, there's one by the name of president barack obama who's doing precisely that,
education to lead, while you're still in school, you might find the best route leads somewhere you weren't even looking. let's get to work. >>> the romney campaign is flying high literally and figuratively after a strong showing in last night's presidential debate. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has the latest. jim. >> reporter: wolf, flying to virginia mitt romney will spend much of the day after the first presidential debate up in the air. but for the first time in weeks the state of his campaign is not. mitt romney took his victory lap after the first presidential debate receiving a sustained standing ovation during a surprise visit to a conference of conservatives in denver. >> i saw the president's vision as trickled down government. and i don't think that's what america believes in. i see instead a prosperity that comes through freedom. >> reporter: it didn't take long after the debate was finished for the romney campaign to turn the spin room into the win room. are you declaring victory, jim, if this was a boxing match, the referee would have called it. after taki
. today, 100% of them are educated. they can read, they can write. i lived in the u.s. for over 38 years. but i was really affected by 9/11. i really wanted to prove that muslims are not terrorists. i came back here in 2002. girls have been the most oppressed. and i thought, i have to do something. it was a struggle in the beginning. i would sit with these men and i would tell them, don't marry them when they're 14 years old. they want to learn. how do you write your father's name? after five years now, the men, they're proud of their girls. when they themselves can write their name. still, we have to take these precautions. some people are so much against girls getting educated. we provide free education to over 350 girls. i think it's like a fire. it will grow. every year my hope becomes more -- i think i can see the future. >>> want to tell you about the acclaimed book "half the sky." it's inspired a new documentary profiling kristof in a special report for cnn. he sat down with these actresses to find out what they learned about the women holding up half the sky. gabrielle union tell
was gay? >> translator: these things have different ways -- the proper education must be given. the education system must be revamped. the political system must be revamped. and these must be also -- they're revamped along the way. but if a group recognizes an ugly behavior or ugly deed as legitimate, you must not expect other countries or other groups to give it the same recognition. this is an imposition of your will, sir. >> how would you feel if one of your children dated a jew? >> translator: i would have to see who that jewish man or woman would be. i see love amongst people as completely acceptable. there are many jews living in iran with whom we are very close. there are some muslims that marry into jewish families or marry christians. we have no such problems. >> people would be surprised. people will be surprised you say that, mr. president. they will like you for saying that. >> translator: of course, i think none of us should represent the whole population of the united states. but we believe that color, religion, native tongue, ethnic background should create diffe
a lot of great buildings and had success. i have taken care of a lot of families whether it's education or medical or whatever you want to say. i did work hard and i did build it. >> what does this say about his mentality, though? look at where we are in the ton tr country. >> that came out probably he wished he didn't say it. the truth came out. often times you will see that. >> that was one of the few times he was off prompt ter. oo ee may have been off tell pyrometer. people need to understand that's where he is all about and where he is coming from. >> we are going to spread the wealth around and you didn't build that. here's where you are economically. we have one in 6 americans in poverty. 5 million americans under employed. this staggers my mind. 49 million americans on food stamps right now in this country. the net worth of a person has gone down 40 percent in three years. the average home price gone down 35 percent. >> we owe $17 trillion a number you wouldn't think would be thinkable. china will take over as the economic power in 2019. if you said that 10 years ago or 6 years
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-sex marriage once same-sex marriage had already been offered in california. >> higher education admissions. at the heart of this case, abgait fisher, because fisher says she was denied to the university of texas because she is white. what factors would affect their ruling? >> the court has ruled before that diversity is a compelling government interest. the government in other words has an interest, universities have an interest in compiling diverse classes of students, that diversity helps everyone and that they can look at an applicants's race in making some of those decisions. the court has changed since that last decision, that decision was written for instance by justice o'connor. some of the current justices are much less accepting of racial classification. >> the voting rights act of 1965, what part is at issue and why? >> this is a part that says certain states with a history of discriticism nation, most of them are in the south, they have to have any changes they make to election laws approved by federal authorities, either by the attorney general, or by a panel of freshmederal ju
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an education. here's the story. >> in afghanistan, most of the girls have no voice. they are used as property of a family. the picture is very grim. my name is razia john and i am the founder of a girl's school in afghanistan. when we opened the school in 2008, 90% of them could not write their name. today, 100% of them are educated. they can read, they can write. i lived in the u.s. for over 38 years but i was really affected by 9/11. i really wanted to prove muslims are not terrorists. i came back here in 2002. girls have been the most oppressed and i thought i have to do something. it was a struggle in the beginning. i would sit with these men and i would tell them, don't marry them when they're 14 years old. they want to learn. >> how do you write your father's name? >> after five years now, the men, they are proud of their girls. one day they can't write their name. still, we have to take precautions. some people are so much against girls getting educated. we provide free education to over 350 girls. i think it's like a fire. it will grow. every year, my hope becomes more, think i can se
the show, more from arapahoe residents. >> i vote for education. without that, without having smart kids available to the business community to employ in the business community and drive american innovation, we're lost. geopolitically. >> i think it's take an backseat to the economy. and to foreign affairs. so that said i would vote for obama because i think he is much less incendiary. in foreign affairs. i think he would do things rather than ignite fires. >> you made up your sunshine >> yes. >> okay. >> what about you? >> i don't register. >> no? >> no. >> conspiracy theory guy. my vote doesn't count. >> i think the overall leadership in the country is lacking. i think it's a big deal. the american public doesn't pay that much attention to what is going on. >> have you decide which had way you're going? >> absolutely. >> which way? >> i'm voting for romney. >> sold. no doubt in your mind? >> no doubt in my mind. he can bring us leadership. lot . but today...( sfx: loud noise of large metal object hitting the ground) things have been a little strange. (sfx: sound of piano smashing) road
's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back to unsolicited advice. here we are with a little bit more for you. i'm going to go to governor schweitzer first. you have some unsolicited advice for karl rove. >> and the american cross roads. he's been collecting hundreds of millions of dollars of dirty secret money from all over the world, corporations and private individuals. and mary matalin famously said during the george h. bush race, if you're not still supporting george h. when the ship started sinking, i'm saying ta karl rove, stay on the ship. it's got a hole in the side. it's sinking into the ocean. don't spend that money on my friend. don't spend it against sharon brown. >> somewhere in this picture insincerity. >> go to the bottom of the ocean with the dirty secret money. >> why is it dirty secret when it goes to karl rove but it isn't when it goes to the obama pacs? what's the difference? >> about 100 fold. >> so you only call it dirty secret ifit's more money. >> in all sincerity i agree
work if you don't have regulation. i don't have any plan to cut education funding and grants that go to people going to college. as president i will sit down on day one -- actually, the day after i get elected, i'll sit down with leaders, the democratic leaders as well as republican leaders and continue -- as we did in my state, we met every monday for a couple hours. talked about the issues and the challenges in our state in that case. we have to work on a collaborative basis. not because we're going to compromise our principle, but because there's common ground. >> so that doesn't sound as severely conservative as he did during the primaries. >> no. >> and of course it gives the obama campaign the opportunity to remind people about mitt romney as the governor of massachusetts and say, okay, this guy is a flip-flopper. so they started out by calling mitt romney an extremist, now he's a flip-flopper. >> he certainly didn't sound severely conservative at that debate. here's the question. why aren't those who are really severely conservative going through the roof right now? >> good qu
. >> sean: you can't? >> you have to talk about education, the facts of family breakdown, high dropouts rates. you know, this is where ann is on target. you can't blame white people for some of the dysfunction that we see. you wish people would talk honestly about it and stop putting people in a box as republicans and democrats. there's a systemic larger issue here. i just wanted to say to you, you know, you keep saying -- you know, this woman you just put on tv, that's a display of ignorance. it could be white, black, asian. >> sean: i agree. but the guy i was talking about orel -- >> come on. >> sean: but it's a mind-set that some people have. not everybody. this transcends racial politics. but people, there is an entitlement mind-set that's taken hold. obama promises free -- >> no, come on. >> sean: absolutely. the president is the president of all americans. you say why hasn't he done more in the black community? if he had done more, a lot of the democrats fear he would labeled just the black president. he's working to get us all out of this economic recession. >> policies hurt ille
of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. how did i get here? dumb luck? or good decisions? ones i've made. ones we've all made. about marriage. children. money. about tomorrow. here's to good decisions. who matters most to you says the most about you. massmutual is owned by our policyholders so they matter most to us. massmutual. we'll help you get there. >>> four years ago i said i'd end the war in iraq and we did. i said we'd wind down the war in afghanistan in a responsible way, and we are. you've got a new tower across the new york skyline. al qaeda's on the path to defeat. bin laden is dead. >> i happen to subscribe to ronald reagan's maxim that peace comes through strength. i want to have a military that's so strong no one wants to test it. you see, you want to -- >> president obama and mitt romney both making their case to veterans in virginia today. the president talking about ending our trillion-dollar wars, at least eventually, and h
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